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PTO Litigation Report – January 19, 2018

January 19th, 2018

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO.  This listing is current as of 9 AM on Friday, January 19, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00509
Filing Date – 1/18/2018
Patent # – 8,737,669
Title – EARPIECE PASSIVE NOISE ATTENUATING
Patent Owner –  BOSE CORPORATION
Petitioner – FREEBIT AS
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00517
Filing Date – 1/18/2018
Patent # – 8,128,244
Title – EXTERIOR SIDEVIEW MIRROR SYSTEM
Patent Owner –  MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
Petitioner – SMR Automotive Systems USA, Inc.
Tech Center – 2800

New CBM Review Petitions

There have been no new petitions for CBM review since the last report.

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/014,068
Date – 1/18/2018
Patent # – 8,448,381
Inventor –  FLANNERY, Mark A.
Assignee –  CARLSON PET PRODUCTS, INC.
Title – SMALL GATE WITHIN BIG GATE WITHIN BARRIER
Co-pending Litigation – Carlson Pet Products, Inc. v. North States Industries, Inc., MND-0-17-cv-02529

Control # – 90/014,069
Date – 1/18/2018
Patent # – 9,458,668
Inventor –  FLANNERY, Mark A.
Assignee –  CARLSON PET PRODUCTS, INC.
Title – SMALL GATE WITHIN BIG GATE WITHIN BARRIER
Co-pending Litigation – Carlson Pet Products, Inc. v. North States Industries, Inc., MND-0-17-cv-02529

Control # – 90/014,070
Date – 1/18/2018
Patent # – 7,975,431
Inventor –  FLANNERY, Mark A.
Assignee –  REGALO INTERNATIONAL, LLC
Title – MULTIPLE PIECE GATED PRESSURIZED BARRIER
Co-pending Litigation – Regalo International, LLC v. Summer Infant, Inc., DED-1-17-cv-01074